Top: Genshiken, chapter 107, page 17. Bottom: Shimo-imaichi Station. This stock image looks like it could be the very reference photo used by Kio Shimoku. [Probably not. Shimoku says right in the chapter that he went to Nikko to take reference photos himself. This is what I get for not learning Japanese.]
Steam Train at Shimbashi Station by Utagawa Hiroshige III (early 1870s). Source.
At last we reached Takasaki -- the place from which the celebrated "land steamer" started on its puffing way to Tokyo. That was the first time that I ever saw a railway train. It looked to me like a long row of little rooms, each with a narrow opening on to the platform.
It was late in the afternoon, and I was so weary that I have little recollection of anything except a scolding from Brother, because I, feeling that I was entering some kind of a house, stepped out of my wooden shoes, leaving them on the platform. Just before the train started, they were handed in at the window by an official whose special duty it was to gather all the shoes from the platform before the starting of every train. I went to sleep at once, and the next thing I knew we were in Tokyo.
Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto, A Daughter of the Samurai, page 117.
The Edmonton Radial Rail Society maintains and runs a fleet of streetcars preserved from Edmonton's rail past, and from other cities in Canada and overseas, including #247 from Osaka, Japan. I originally learned about the railway and this expatriate Japanese streetcar at From Japan. There are more pictures here. Check this site for a map of Edmonton's streetcar network in its heyday.
Do you love Japan? Do you love trains? Train stations? Train station signage? Departure boards? Tickets? Train tickets with a map of the route printed right on them? Pictures of train track? Then this site is the one for you.
(Tetsudō = railroad.) (Not to be confused with the Latin testudo = turtle.)